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Reverb Anyone? Jim Kelley Reverb Amplifier

#1 User is offline   Californiaman 

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:51 PM

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:14 PM

Mmmmm... does sound delicious. Super smooth. I'll take one.
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:17 PM

Fantastic sounding amp. Too bad it's out of my cost comfort level.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:20 PM

Nice amp...it reminds of the Mesa Boogie when they first came out...long waiting list.
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:30 PM

View Postsurfpup, on 26 August 2014 - 05:14 PM, said:

Mmmmm... does sound delicious. Super smooth. I'll take one.


I like the fact that Jim Kelley focussed his engineering skills on the output section of the amplifier verses the input.
It was revolutionary at the time of its' creation.
1987 Alembic Five-String Spoiler Bass
1988 Gibson ES-175
2006 Fender Diamond Anniversary Telecaster
2008 Fender American Vintage '62 Telecaster Custom
1988 Gallien-Krueger 800RB
2001 Fender Custom Shop Master Built Two-Tone Amplifier
2006 Gibson Goldtone Les Paul Jr. GA-5
2007 Fender "The '57 Limited Edition Deluxe Amplifier" Only 300 made for the world.


Signal Chain: Thomas Organ Cry Baby Way, Fulltone MDV-2, Fulltone '69 Slight Return, Home Brew Electronics Ultimate Fuzz Octave, Electro Harmonix Germanium 4,
Fulltone PlimSoul, Way Huge Green Rhino, MXR EVH 117 Flanger, Maxon AD 999 Analog Delay.

"We're all playing the same 12 notes. After that, it's what's inside that counts," Joe Satriani.

"If you don't sing, you better have a van, because that's the only way you're going to get a gig." Jimmie Vaughan.

"...Teles and Big Muffs go together like ham and cheese," Gearmanndude.

"If you're going to play the damn thing, play it like it's never been played beforeóor don't play it at all," Buddy Guy.

"See, a lot of cats don't work on the rhythm enough, and if you don't have rhythm, you might as well take up needlepoint or something," Prince.

"A pop star's career lasts for 18 months, but a musician's career lasts a life time," Peter Frampton.

"When I was touring with Neil Young, I got the best schooling ever on guitars and tone. He taught me that basically if you donít have tone, you might as well go home," Mike Ness from Social Distortion.

"To be honest, looking at your pic for about 18 months (I downloaded it, very good shot apart from also being a beautiful guitar) was one BIG reason for me getting it. I thought "I MUST have one of those before it's too late," Gibson Forums Member.

"It's all about feel, passion, and emotionómoving people with the guitar," Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:03 AM

What a great amp,it brings out the glassiness and quack of a Strat better than most amps I have heard in a long time.The old late '60s Marshall 1959 plexis with the 100W 1960 cabinets were about the best for that and this amp comes really close.
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:34 AM

Nice amp!

I was smitten with an Allen Brown Sugar from Allen Amplification boutique amp too, but I don't believe it has the kind of legacy behind it as this does...

I've been a bit of a Pete Thorn fan for a little bit now. What I like about his is how down-to-earth and real he seems to be. Totally unassuming... It's a hard quality to come by and I think he seems to embody that ideal...

Very easy to listen to and learn from!

There are many boutique amps worth falling in love with, just look over Pete's shoulder at his shelf unit if you wanna choose one...

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:45 AM

We have a local boutique amp builder in St. John's Newfoundland,Canada.His name is Rick Harbin and he is probably one of the best authorities on Marshall amps in North America,his house is filled with vintage models and he has done incredible mods to some amps.Rick took my old '71 Artiste which shares the Bluesbreaker cabinet but was notorious for having too "Clean" a tone-Roy Orbison used one and modded it to sound like a JCM 800,2204.He now has an amp desigo that can go from the exact tone of a '59 Fender Bassman to the raunch of a master volume JCM 800 with the flick of a switch,it's one of the most incredible amps that I've heard,bar none and that's including Dumbles,Trainwreck etc.
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:46 AM

Cool! Like a Dumble SSS or a Fender. I love it. The distortion is pretty thin, though.
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:33 AM

Wow, I dig it
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Posted 28 August 2014 - 07:21 AM

like! - - like I need another amp..

but seriously,, that sounds unreal

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:00 PM

View Postkidblast, on 28 August 2014 - 07:21 AM, said:

like! - - like I need another amp..




Yeah me too [drool] [biggrin]

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